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Revista Uruguaya de Medicina Interna

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CRUZ, Mariana; GRANA, Diego; GAUDIANO, Javier  and  PEREZ, Leticia. Autoimmune Diseases Unit: experience of a center. Rev. Urug. Med. Int. [online]. 2020, vol.5, n.2, pp.28-36.  Epub June 01, 2020. ISSN 2393-6797.


Systemic Autoimmune Diseases are a group of low-prevalence diseases whose pathogeny is based on the loss of self-tolerance. Despite their low incidence and prevalence, deepening the study and knowledge of these diseases has enabled significant diagnostic and therapeutic advances in recent years, constituting a challenge in clinical practice.


to determine the prevalence and clinical-humoral characteristics of these pathologies in the Polyclinic of Autoimmune Diseases of Pasteur Hospital, in the period 2016 -2019.


The total population was 62 patients., 55/62 (88%) were women. Most prevalent was Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), representing 32% of this population (20/62), Rheumatoid Arthritis by 21% (13/62), Systemic Sclerosis by 8% (5/62), Systemic vasculitis 8% (5/62), Overlap syndrome 6% (4/62), Bechet 5% (3/62).


Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis as more prevalent diseases, as well as a maintained increase in other less common diseases. It is very important to promote the development of specialized units in these área, in order to improve and protocol the management of these patients.

Keywords : systemic autoimmune diseases; clinical profile; autoimmune diseases unit.

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